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Sutton United 1-1 Lincoln City

Will Puddy
Sutton goalkeeper Will Puddy celebrates Roarie Deacon's stoppage-time equaliser against Lincoln

Roarie Deacon ensured the battle of the FA Cup giant killers ended all square with a stoppage-time equaliser as Sutton drew with National League leaders Lincoln.

Substitute Elliott Whitehouse thought he had won it for the Imps with 10 minutes remaining but Deacon, the star of Sutton's memorable run to the fifth round, pegged the visitors back to leave them top on goal difference alone ahead of Tranmere Rovers.

Just over a fortnight after their cup adventure came to an end with a 5-0 quarter-final defeat at Arsenal, Lincoln ran out at Gander Green Lane - the scene of Sutton's loss to Arsene Wenger's side in February.

Sutton created the better chances in the first half and captain Jamie Collins controlled the ball and spun in front of the same goal he scored the penalty which knocked out Leeds, but skied his effort from 10 yards.

Bedsente Gomis then headed narrowly over from Kevin Amankwaah's long throw-in moments before half-time.

Early in the second half Sean Raggett, Lincoln's goalscoring hero against Burnley, almost repeated the trick with a downward header which was deflected up on to the crossbar.

Burly Imps striker Matt Rhead was then frustrated by a fine reaction save from Will Puddy, who kept out a fierce volley at the far post.

Lincoln got their noses in front when Sam Habergham swung in a late corner which Whitehouse rose highest to nod home.

But the final word went to Deacon, who charged at a tiring Lincoln defence before lashing the ball high into the net from the edge of the box.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sutton United

  • 26Puddy
  • 2AmankwaahSubstituted forDundasat 86'minutes
  • 16Bailey
  • 21Deacon
  • 5John
  • 8GomisSubstituted forSpenceat 68'minutes
  • 6CollinsBooked at 56mins
  • 15Eastmond
  • 30CoombesSubstituted forMayat 77'minutes
  • 24Biamou
  • 31Cadogan

Substitutes

  • 3Jefford
  • 12May
  • 14Dundas
  • 17Spence
  • 18Jebb

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 12Long
  • 3Habergham
  • 28Arnold
  • 5WaterfallBooked at 60mins
  • 8PowerBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 57'minutes
  • 25Raggett
  • 30Woodyard
  • 31AngolBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMarriottat 80'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forH Andersonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wood
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 10Marriott
  • 26H Anderson
  • 34Knott
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
2,246

Live Text

Match ends, Sutton United 1, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sutton United 1, Lincoln City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 1, Lincoln City 1. Roarie Deacon (Sutton United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Craig Dundas replaces Kevin Amankwaah.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 0, Lincoln City 1. Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Adam Marriott replaces Lee Angol.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Adam May replaces Adam Coombes.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Daniel Spence replaces Gomis.

Booking

Lee Angol (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Alan Power.

Booking

Jamie Collins (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sutton United 0, Lincoln City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sutton United 0, Lincoln City 0.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City37237771363576
2Tranmere38237857322576
3Forest Green39229880493175
4Dag & Red392241364461870
5Aldershot4019111055342168
6Barrow401814861412068
7Gateshead401813966402667
8Dover392061372551766
9Macclesfield37176145042857
10Wrexham401412143950-1154
11Eastleigh401314135252053
12Boreham Wood401313144034652
13Chester391310165856249
14Sutton United391310164652-649
15Bromley39147184558-1349
16Solihull Moors40139185560-548
17Guiseley401210184660-1446
18Braintree40129194764-1745
19Maidstone United38128184966-1744
20Torquay401110194555-1043
21Woking40118215673-1741
22York39815164461-1739
23Southport3997234584-3934
24North Ferriby United40103272669-4333
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